WATER & SEWER BILLING
Water Rates for residential units are $70 per quarter for the first 10,000 gallons with an additional charge for usage over 10,000 gallons.
Water is due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.
Residential Sewer rates are $100 per quarter per unit.
Sewer is due March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1
Periods Covered For Water & Sewer
1st/Quarter - From - January 1 to March 31st
2nd/Quarter - From - April 1 to June 30th
3rd/Quarter - From - July 1st to September 30th
4th/Quarter - From - October 1st to December 31st
Are you entitled to a Veteran Deduction on your property taxes?
VETERAN’S DEDUCTION: In 2010 $250.00 Veteran Deduction on Property Tax
You must have been in active service during specific times.
A copy of DD214 Papers or Honorable Discharge Papers is required
Proof of residency (Drivers License, etc.)
Obtain a form in the Tax Collector’s Office.
Must be the owner as of October 1st of the pre-tax year
No Age restrictions
SENIOR CITIZEN’S/DISABILITY/SURVIVING SPOUSE DEDUCTION:
Certain Criteria must be met
Apply in the Tax Office (forms are available)
For a $250. Senior Citizen Deduction you must meet income requirements…
You do not include, as income, your social security or Federal/State Pension….Which ever is the higher figure, you DO NOT INCLUDE as income.
You must be the owner of property, and have lived in this residency as of October 1st of the prior year.
Proof of ownership (deed, etc.)
Proof of Age (License, etc.)
Age requirement for Senior Citizen is 65
Age requirement for disability is different – apply in tax office
REMINDER: The Property Tax Reimbursement Form (PTR-1 For persons applying for the first time & PTR-2 , if you applied in previous years and became eligible.) must be filed with the State each year by March 15 or if extended by the State, May 1st. When you become eligible, the State will freeze property taxes on your base year (year which you were eligible) and refund you the difference. Refunds are due in July of each year. These forms become available from the State around the same time income tax forms do.
Also available are PAAD applications for Senior’s and a listing of services for Senior Citizens.
Call your Tax Collector or stop in.
From the Tax Collector:
Pick up a PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION CLAIM BY VETERAN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON (Form V.S.S. rev. July 2000)
Fill in your name & S.S. #
Year of Deduction.
Under VETERAN/SURVIVING SPOUSE OF VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON answer a. b. or c.
A. (-) Honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces. Attach copy of DD214.
B. (-) Surviving spouse of honorably discharged veteran with active wartime service in the United States Armed Forces; and I have
not remarried. Attach copy DD214 if not previously provided
C. (-) Surviving spouse of serviceperson who died on wartime active duty in the United States Armed Forces; and I have not remarried. Attach copy of Military Notification of Death.
ACTIVE WARTIME SERVICE PERIOD (Must check applicable service period(s)).
December 20, 1996 - Ongoing
November 20, 1995 - December 20, 1996
December 5, 1992 - March 31, 1994
August 2, 1990 - Ongoing
December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
September 26, 1982 - December 1, 1987
October 23, 1983 - November 21, 1983
December 31, 1960 - May 7, 1975
June 23, 1950 - January 31, 1955
September 16, 1940 - December 31, 1946
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
The Claimant, must own, wholly or in part, the property listed as October 1, of the pretax year. (Example: If deduction is claimed for 2001, ownership must be met as of pretax year October 1, 2000.
Citizenship & Residency
The veteran must be a citizen and legal resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year OR
The claimant-surviving spouse must be a legal resident of NJ as of October 1 of the pretax year and the deceased veteran or serviceperson spouse was a citizen and resident of NJ at death.
Must check that you are not receiving a Veteran's Property Tax Deduction on any other property for the same tax year except as indicated here
Pick up a CLAIM FOR REAL PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION on Dwelling House of Qualified New Jersey Resident SENIOR CITIZEN, DISABLED PERSON, OR SURVIVING SPOUSE. ($250.00) Tax Deduction, if granted.
You must be a citizen & Resident of New Jersey as of October 1 of the pretax year.
You must own and dwell in the residence as of October 1 of the pretax year.
You must meet the income limit. (During the tax year for which the deduction is claimed, you must reasonably anticipate that your annual income (and that of your spouse combined) will not exceed $10,000 AFTER a permitted EXCLUSION OF SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS or FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RETIREMENT/DISABILITY PENSION, or STATE, COUNTY, MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT AND THEIR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS AND AGENCIES RETIREMENT/DISABILITY PENSION.
Date of Birth & Marital Status
SENIOR OR DISABLED CITIZEN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE:
A. I WAS AGE 65 OR MORE YEARS AS OF December 31, of the year prior to tax year for which deduction is claimed.
B. I was permanently and totally disabled and unable to be gainfully employed as of December 31 of the year prior to the tax year. Attach Physician's or Social Security Disability or New Jersey Commission for Blind Certificate.
C. I was a surviving spouse as of October 1 of the year prior to the tax year and I have not remarried. I was age 55 or more as of December 31 of the year prior to the tax year and at time of my spouse's death. My deceased spouse at his/her death was receiving a senior citizen's property tax deduction or a permanently and totally disabled person's property tax deduction.
Must certify that you are not receiving a senior or disabled citizen or surviving spouse property tax deduction on another dwelling for the same tax year.
From the Tax Assessor ~ Most frequently asked question: "My taxes are too high. What can I do?"
Schedule a meeting with the Tax Assessor
If you reach an agreement, then your adjustment will be handled administratively in house.
If not, you may appeal your tax assessment to the County, then to the State Tax Court and finally to the State Supreme Court
We look at your assessment in comparison to market value, the condition of the property, the sale prices of similar properties, check to see if an error was made on the property record card. The Tax Assessor's Office makes sure that the assessments are fair to all taxpayers.